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THE BLACKOUT OF '77

Clip: 07/13/2017 | 6m 30s

It was 40 years ago that the great blackout of 1977 occurred. Our neighbors seen at their best, and worst; as a city already on the edge of economic collapse, stalked by a serial killer, and in the middle of a heatwave was plunged headlong into the heart of darkness accompanied by looting and arson. We're looking back at a night that changed New York.

Aired: 07/13/17

Rating: NR

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